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Left, Right & Center

Left, Right & Center

Provocative, up-to-the-minute, alive and witty, KCRW's weekly confrontation over politics, policy and popular culture proves those with impeccable credentials needn't lack personality. This weekly "love-hate relationship of the air" features three of the most insightful news analysts anywhere.

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Cooling Off in Ukraine, Warming Up for the GOP

Tensions in Ukraine cool off, GOP poll numbers heat up, and just what is the purpose of college sports. more >>

The US, Russia and Ukraine; Sebelius Leaving

Should the Ukrainian city of Donetsk join Russia? HHS Secretary Sebelius steps down. more >>

Obamacare Signs Up 7 Million, SCOTUS Changes Campaign Finances

Seven million sign up for healthcare; the Supreme Court lifts campaign finance restrictions. more >>

Crimea Naivete, Hobby Lobby, Trusting the NSA

Who was naive about Crimea, SCOTUS considers religious freedom and can we trust the NSA? more >>

Russian Sanctions, NSA MYSTIC and the Hobby Lobby Case

Sanctions and reverse sanctions, more from Edward Snowden, SCOTUS considers the right to contraception. more >>

Senate v. CIA and Climate Change

The Senate and the CIA face off, Democrats stay up all night, and a special election. more >>

Russians in Ukraine, Republican Future, the Inevitability of Hillary

The Russians control most of Crimea, the CPAC Conference, and Hillary in 2016? more >>

The Ukraine, Shrinking the Military, and Gay Marriage

This week, Ukrainian unrest, military cuts, and gay rights in Arizona. more >>

The Ukraine, Facebook and WhatsApp, and Climate Change

Political protests in the Ukraine, what's up with WhatsApp and climate change as a political issue. more >>

Clean Debt Limit, Obamacare's Numbers, Gay Marriage, Cable Wars

A clean debt limit with housebroken Republicans, Obamacare's new numbers, gay marriage in Virginia more >>

Does Obamacare Kill Jobs? Will Immigration Pass?

Does Obamacare kill jobs or end job lock? Can immigration pass. Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman. The Spring Olympics. more >>

The Imperial President or Small Ball?

After the State of the Union, is it the imperial president or small ball? A GOP breakthrough on immigration.The Democratic war on trade and the agony of the 1%. more >>

Can Syria Be Solved? The Politics of Personality and Inequality

The Syrian peace talks, Wendy Davis, Bob McDonnell, inequality and a State of the Union preview. more >>

Obama's New NSA Plans

President Obama's lays out new NSA plans. Is anyone happy? Can anyone stop Hillary? more >>

A Dismal Jobs Report and the Christie Bridge-gate

A disappointing jobs report, Chris Christie's Bridge-gate, Bob Gate's bombshell betrayal, Independents become the majority, and the War on Poverty Turns 50. more >>
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Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer (Left) is Editor of the Webby Award-winning political website He was a national correspondent and columnist for 19 years at the Los Angeles Times where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. Currently a columnist represented by Creators Syndicate, Scheer is a clinical professor in communications at the University of Southern California.  He has authored eight books, including The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street, and The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America.




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